[Ads-l] Heard annoyingly often with "for"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 9 01:11:33 EDT 2018


> Even worse, to me, is "arrested for suspicion of..."

Now that you mention it, I agree.

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 10:49 PM, Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:

> Even worse, to me, is "arrested for suspicion of..."
> Dave Hause
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Wilson Gray
> Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 7:01 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: Heard annoyingly often with "for"
>
> ya gotta admit it makes sense
>>
>
> Not I. I can't feature it. OTOH, It seems to me that "convicted _of_" is
> totally unused by the common herd, whether by the police or by "civilians,"
> and I watch hours of "real-life" cop shows. I'm currently watching American
> Greed, whose protagonists are, if they're unlucky,  occasionally convicted
> for fraud.🤡
>
> On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 10:51 AM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Annoying to us elders, but ya gotta admit it makes sense.
>>
>> On Mon, May 7, 2018, 11:10 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > "convicted _for_ [...]"; Google: About 892,000 results
>> >
>> > "convicted _of_ [...]"; Google: About 1,170,000 results
>> >
>> >
>> > _Of_ still leads, but _for_ is coming up quickly on the inside.
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > -Wilson
>> > -----
>> > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
>> > come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>> > -Mark Twain
>> >
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>
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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